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KEEP CALM…but know about feline heart disease


“I’m hearing a heart murmur” is not something you ever expect to hear from us during a “routine” wellness exam for your cat. However, some studies report the incidence of heart murmurs in cats up to 50%. This can be scary to hear, but the majority of these cats with murmurs never develop heart disease. […]



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…and Nothing but the Tooth.


The story of Arthur is yet another example of the importance of dental care in our feline friends of all ages. Arthur is a confident orange tabby senior gentleman who we’ve been lucky to know for many years. His parents enjoy traveling near and far, and when they do, we have the honor of caring […]



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Environmental Needs of Cats Part 4/4 : Play Time


As with people, chronic stress in your kitty over time leads to problems. Part 1 of this series explained how and why our domestic cats get stressed due to the “unnatural” lives they live indoors, compared to their very closely related wild cats. Often in cats, stress first shows up as unwanted behaviors (scratching, urinating out […]



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Environmental Needs of Cats Part 3/4: Smell!


The third of four posts in this series follows, to discuss top needs of our domestic (but “wild”) feline friends. Keeping cats satisfied both mentally and physically, as a cat in the jungle would be, is proven to be imperative to their long-term mental and physical health. Hence, the focus here is on helping you […]



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Environmental Needs of Cats Part 2/4: Safety Zones


Enjoy this second of four posts that focus on de-stressing your cat’s life. A cat with less stress has fewer behavior problems and better overall health! Safety Zones You may think you have the coziest, safest home for your cat…but don’t forget cats think differently. Like wildcats, the domestic cat brain is programmed to want […]



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Environmental Needs of Cats: Part 1/4 Feeding Time


Meeting the needs of indoor cats can be more challenging than many people realize when they adopt a cat. Cats are often chosen over dogs for pets due to the perception that they are “easier”. Yes, they don’t need to go outside to be walked (nor do the majority want to!) BUT they still have […]



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Mystery Solved: The Sparkle Ball


It’s not an uncommon question for a veterinarian to ask an owner “Is there anything he may have gotten into or eaten that he is not supposed to?” when a cat comes in with a sudden onset of vomiting, not eating well, and lethargy.  This especially holds true with a normally rambunctious, curious, young healthy […]



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The Simple Tooth about Dental Disease


In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month: Tooth or False? Bad breath is normal for cats.  They’re animals…we just need to deal with it. False!  Bad breath = bacteria and bacteria = disease.  This bacteria builds up on teeth over time and causes inflammation, which in turn causes bleeding of the gums.  This is […]



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Dental Health: Never too late!


Salamann is a charming 19 year old gentleman that we had the honor of getting to know when his usual mobile veterinarian sent him to Cat Care Clinic due to concern for extensive dental disease.  Salamann’s care had been impeccable.  His hyperthyroid disease was well in-check with medication and his Stage 2 kidney disease was stable.  His […]



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Reunited, and it feels so good!


Alaskan native, “Six”, was sadly separated from her owners for almost four years before a guardian angel reunited them, thanks to a microchip that she received as a young cat for permanent identification. This heartwarming story, told by her owner, is a pleasure to read. We are honored to know this courageous little kitty patient of ours, […]



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Experiencing a Feline Friendly Clinic


Whether it’s an awed five year old along for his cat’s routine veterinary visit, a determined pre-vet student looking for experience to put on his vet school application, or a seasoned veterinarian visiting to get more insight on how to make her own clinic more feline-friendly, I love having inquisitive, eager minds at Cat Care Clinic […]



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1 little, 2 little, …7 little bladder stones!


Let’s face it, cats often have a bad rap for doing things out of spite when things in their lives aren’t quite the way they like it. We will admit that most cats definitely let their person know when they don’t approve of something! But, on the other hand, cats are very elusive especially when […]



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Is your cat keeping you up?


No one likes to be woken every night or too early in the morning, but cats may do this either to get fed or for attention. It’s like Simon’s Cat in “cat-man-do” ! Even if a cat has never woken you, you will want to watch this one! So, you might get up to feed or pet […]



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Training your cat to love medications


One of the biggest problems cat owners have is when their cat needs medication. You’ve seen the veterinarian and technician do it and it seems easy, but when you try at home, your cat may become frightened, run away or hide, and struggle and accidentally scratch or bite you if they are very scared. You […]



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Ten things your cat wants you to know!


  I like fleece more than any other bedding material. And there is research to prove that cats prefer fleece over towels and other bedding material. Even if I hate the other cats in our home, I usually won’t get into a cat fight with them. Instead I will try to avoid them, even if […]



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